SANTANDER’S EMPLOYEE NETWORK GROUPS
This LGBTQ+ Network promotes respect, inclusion and diversity in our workforce and client base. We strive to foster a safe workplace for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies where everyone can do their best work and be their whole self. We offer opportunities for our colleagues to collaborate, engage in community initiatives and leverage our global footprint for understanding cultural differences and challenges.
Santander's Latin and Hispanic Resource Group fosters a respectful, collaborative and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to the development, empowerment and growth of Latino and Hispanic colleagues within the communities where we live, work and serve.
EmpowHER Resource Group fosters a respectful, collaborative and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to the development, empowerment and growth of women and their allies within the communities where we live, work and serve.
This group focuses on the overall development of black employees and their allies within the communities where we live, work and serve. We are passionate about facilitating relationships, promoting organic growth and developing impactful opportunities to build talent. We will attract, retain and develop diverse leaders both internally and externally.
This group supports colleagues who identify as caregivers or are living with cognitive and physical difference, as well as those who wish to support them.
This group will focus on supporting our employees who are veterans, increasing awareness about veteran-related issues and working with organizations in our communities that serve veterans.
“But what will make us a winner is a culture that allows people to speak up, to embrace change, to accept diversity of all types, so that we can fully realize the potential in our teams and in our markets.”
Santander Group Executive Chairman
OUR DIVERSITY GOALS ARE SIMPLE, PERSONAL AND FAIR
Increase workforce diversity by identifying and removing obstacles to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across our hiring practices, workplace programs and corporate culture.
Strive to be an employer of choice that attracts and retains the best and brightest talent by educating team members about the benefits of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Support our colleagues by way of our Diversity and Inclusion communities; and through our training, mentorship, sponsorship and outreach programs.
“As National Co-Lead of the Embrace Employee Resource Group, I am constantly striving to foster an environment of respect, equity, self-worth and inclusion. This environment allows LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies to do their best work while allowing them to be their authentic selves. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs like these help develop employees from the inside out, creating a comfortable, supportive, and inspirational atmosphere where individuals of different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations can flourish.”
Adam BrennanSr. Director Loan Operations
Embrace Employee Resource Group National Co-lead
“When you show up to work, you should be able to bring your whole self. When we bring our whole selves, we are more authentic, engaged, and better able to leverage our unique talents. Santander is that work place – open and inclusive of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.”
Sarah DrwalChief Risk Officer
“– To me, Diversity & inclusion is all about respect. It is about creating a workplace where we embrace and respect diversity and provide the conditions to help our employees and customers prosper and thrive. Studies show that by creating a diverse culture, companies have more satisfied employees and those employees are able to provide better solutions for their customers. I believe that Conexión plays acritical role in our diversity and inclusion initiative by helping create equity for our Latinx / Hispanic employees and customers and providing a space where everyone can learn more about the Latinx and Hispanic culture and how to help the diverse customers and communities that we serve. ”
Aurora CastilloDirector, Marketing Technology
Conexion Regional Lead
“Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace is important to provide a safe and motivating outlet for our employees – one where members of the Thrive Resource Groups (ERG) can learn, teach and provide support to one another. Also, where the Thrive ERG can help provide valuable feedback and insight back to the company to influence company policies, community involvement, employee benefits and more.”
Mikenzie SariChief Human Resources Officer, Santander Consumer USA
Thrive Resource Group National Lead
“I started getting involved with our Women's Network when it first launched a couple of years ago because I have been so fortunate to have many amazing and inspirational mentors in my career. I wanted to pay it forward and help others.”
Minh PhamVice President, Small Business
EmpowHER Resource Group Regional Lead
“As one of the newer Employee resource Groups, the Veterans Network is unique in that our members link into one or more ERG’s. Veterans come in all races, genders, sexual orientation and abilities; this gives the members of the Veterans resource group intersectionality for an even larger network of peers to connect with. I feel this strengthens not only the ERG’s but also how we interact with our colleagues across the organization and bolster Santander’s diversity and inclusion efforts.”